Phil Matier

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Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.

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In addition to his work with KPIX 5, Matier and fellow journalist Andy Ross co-write a news column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Their column, Matier & Ross, runs Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, offering scoops and insights about one of the most fascinating and trend setting regions in the country. Matier can also be heard on KCBS Radio during morning and afternoon drive time.

“I’ve long said the Bay Area was put here to give the rest of the country something to talk about,” says Matier. “And we don’t let them down.”

As the KCBS & San Francisco Chronicle Insider
Breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond. Listen to KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier’s reports LIVE on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM Mondays through Fridays at 7:50am and 5:50pm or listen to the podcasts ANYTIME posted here daily.

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Supporters of the "Black Friday 14" gathered to protest at the Alameda County Courthouse on November 25, 2015. (CBS)

Protesters Seeking To Drop Charges Against ‘Black Friday 14’ Arrested

Fourteen demonstrators were arrested Wednesday for refusing to leave the Alameda County Courthouse. They were calling on the DA to drop charges against the “Black Friday 14” protesters who crippled BART service on the last Black Friday.

11/25/2015

Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike snarls the Monday morning commute on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Talk About Raising Bridge Tolls

Bay Area and state lawmakers are discussing the possibility of raising bridge tolls again, and they are debating where the money would go.

10/28/2015

Academy of Art University campus in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Academy Of Art Accused Of Numerous Building Code Violations

The Academy of Art is one of San Francisco’s biggest employers and landowners. But a new city report says there’s a troubling pattern of building code violations.

09/30/2015

BART Train on Elevated Track

Concord BART Riders Say Trains Are Much More Crowded With New Schedule

BART thought it could put an end to jam packed rush hour trains by changing up its schedule. But some riders who use the Concord station say the changes are not an improvement.

09/28/2015

SF Richmond District Police Station

SF Police Officers’ Union Targets ‘Anti-Law Enforcement Zealots’ In New Ad Campaign

In a new series of radio ads, the union representing San Francisco police officers has come out swinging against what they see as anti-police sentiment.

09/23/2015

Super Bowl City. (CBS)

San Francisco Mayor Says Homeless Must Leave Streets For Super Bowl Festivities

In about six months, San Francisco is going to transform into the center of the football universe for Super Bowl 50. With part of Market Street being converted to Super Bowl City, the mayor said the homeless in the area must clear out.

08/24/2015

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is interviewed by KPIX 5 and KCBS Radio reporter Phil Matier, August 5, 2015. (CBS)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Responds To Corruption Allegations By ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow’s Lawyers

Mayor Ed Lee’s squeaky clean image is under fire. The mayor talked exclusively to KPIX 5 about allegations that he was the target of an undercover FBI sting.

08/05/2015

Entrance to a BART station in downtown San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Could BART Finally Reopen Its Bathrooms At Underground Stations?

The bathroom at the 10 stations have been closed since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

06/25/2015

Interstate 280 in San Francisco's Mission Bay would be razed in a new proposal being pushed by Mayor Ed Lee. (Google Maps)

Tearing Down I-280 Freeway In SF Could Be ‘Game Changer’ For Commuters, Real Estate

KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier reports San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is shopping plans to tear down a portion of Interstate 280 near Mission Bay to make room for more development.

05/11/2015

New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Police, San Francisco Public Defender Warn Body Cameras May Come With Consequences

The Oakland Police Department has been wearing body cameras since 2010, but the head of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association warns of the push to incorporate the cameras nationwide.

05/04/2015

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